A Photographers Guide to make your Instagram Photos STAND OUT!

A Photographers Guide to make your Instagram Photos STAND OUT!

November 28th, 2019
Hamda Douale

Instagram is an app with over a billion monthly users. With a user base that large, it's hard to grasp how many photos exist on the app. There really is about five shots every user recycles. As a photographer, I try to make my images interesting and creative in order to stand out from the saturated crowd. Today, I am going to share three quick & easy tricks that photographers such as myself use, to create uniqueness to our photos.   

 

1)    Prisms 

Place a prism in front of your camera before you take your photo to get a really cool effect. This prop is used by many photographers to add dimension to their images. This effect can distort your images and make them look very interesting and dream like. Instead of placing the prism directly in front of the camera, you can also place it in front of q light source that is illuminating your subject. This will cast a rainbow on the subject. You can manipulate the rainbow by changing the position you are holding the prism in.    

 

2)    Monochromatic Colours  

Strategically using colour can enhance your photos significantly. One-way photographers make use of colour is by producing monochromatic work. Visually, when all aspects of the photo are the same colour it is more appealing, and it catches the eye. This will ensure your photos are recognized. Using monochromatic colours is an easy way to stand out and appear as though you put a lot of effort into producing your images. 

3)    Angles

Steer away from taking photos straight on. Instead, use various angles to make your images artistic. Low angles make the subject appear dominant and are predominantly used to express strength. In contrast, high angles make the subject look small and vulnerable. An alternative angle you can use is a bird’s eye view. This angle is used significantly in landscape photography and it’s also often used to photograph stairwells. 

…and there you have it! Three easy tricks to allow you to be more creative when it comes to taking your Instagram photos. Just have fun with it and looking for inspiration that suits your photography style always helps. Happy shooting!

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